Friday, 6 November 2015

The reality of blogging

Hello gorgeous, yes you, we don't know each other but in my opinion you are gorgeous for clicking on my little page.

This last week I have been overwhelmed by the comments and feelings running through the whole of social media regarding  (trickery)  I can't think of a better word for it, by this I mean the contrived trickery of a visually perfect life.  OK lets be right here, there is nothing wrong with aspirational, brands like Hermes, Chanel and Loubie, they would be out of business if it weren't for our lust to have the "best".....but, has it all gone a bit bat shit crazy ?  Girls sobbing on YouTube saying social media has ruined their life !

 Disgusting scenes of women fighting over clothing from a High St brand just because they collaborated with a designer, that lets be frank, this generation would never have heard of it has not been for the "queens" of social media The Kardashians, The real Queen has worn this brand, and nobody kicked a security guard to copy her !
 Items of the H&M collaboration being sold on Ebay within hours of the launch for higher prices than the real deal, whatever you want to call it, at the end of the day it's still H&M, fair play to them with the marketing hype, but didn't it just bring out the worst in people ? 

Last night I saw another young girl saying she was quitting social media as it was all so fake, this particular one apparently bought clothes, to dress up in just to take her own photo without leaving the house, pretending she was having a good time as a party animal, oh dear lord !  where was her Mother ? if she had been one of mine.....that's another story, but really ?  was this social media ? or was it her wanting to be popular ?  Maybe it's because I am old, but I honestly just want to shake these kids, wake up love, it's not social media, contouring, pouting, buying special lighting, it's YOU and YOU alone, you are the creator of your own misery, lol we all have choices, it's like saying TV ruined conversation, who turns it on ? 

Of course, I am as guilty as the next person for wanting to see visually pleasing images, but to actually stage it, and pretend you are living some sort of magazine life is nonsense, of course I don't want to see a pile of dirty wash in the background of your YouTube Vid, but I also don't enjoy seeing it jumping all over the place in soft focus where you have attempted to edit the arse out of it !  

This all started because as humans we are  naturally curious (nosey) and we like looking in on other peoples lives, and in it's day YouTube, Blogging, whatever the medium was perfect for that, which is why it became so popular, but now, are you actually seeing anything real ? or, is it that it's a generation thing ?  am I just being way to sensible with this and not seeing it through a teens eyes ? maybe so, hands up guilty of sitting planning with Grandaughter the perfect Pinterest bedroom ! 

Or maybe I am just cynical, when I see sobbing over such trivia, Sob over the child with Cancer or the guy that has come back from a war with no legs, not because you couldn't get marble for your Instagram pics or a certain jacket was sold out ! 

That's my little rant over with, I would love your thoughts on this, am I alone in thinking it's all just a little bit silly ? 

Love N Hugz as always
Lyn x


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6 comments

  1. Great post! Blogging has become a cut-throat world but we need to learn to take it a bit easier!
    Jabeen x
    http://www.spilling-the-beans.co.uk/

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    1. Hi Jabeen, you are right, it's all about perspective x

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  2. Absolutely spot on. It just makes me want to shout get a grip at them.

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  3. Social conditioning has a lot to answer for, doesn't it. I think you are less susceptible to the unrealistic aspirations out there when you are older. I feel for anyone who has got caught up, and parents especially need to be aware of the damage it can cause.

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    1. Hi Ali, it's a different world now, I am glad my children are grown up, but I see my Grandchildren addicted to social media,I wouldn't want to be a parent nowadays lol.

      Lyn x

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